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David Milton Wagner, Sr., age 66, resident of Oakland, Tennessee and husband of Shelia Chism Wagner, departed this life Wednesday afternoon, April 17, 2019 at his residence.
Funeral Services for Mr. Wagner were held at 11 A.M. Saturday, April 20, 2019 at Oakland First Baptist Church with Pastor Jason Moore officiating. Personal remarks were given by David M. Wagner, Jr. and Jimmie Deaton led the Christian Faith Riders to the cemetery. Interment followed in the Mt. Pleasant Cemetery in the Hickory Withe Community. Arrangements were provided by Peebles Fayette County Funeral Homes & Cremation Center – West Chapel at Oakland.
David was born February 27, 1953 in Memphis, Tennessee, the son of the late Daniel Francis Wagner, Sr. and Grace Sommers Wagner. He was a graduate of Wooddale High School Class of 1970 and was married September 21, 1973 to the former Shelia Jane Chism. He was employed as a maintenance technician for BWAY Corporation before his retirement in 2008 and was a member of Oakland First Baptist Church where he served as a deacon. David was a resident of Oakland since 2005, was crafty with his hands and enjoyed camping, auctions, going to the lake and collecting “junk”. He cherished the special time he had with his family, especially his children and grandchildren, and will be remembered for being a loving husband, father, grandfather and friend.
Mr. Wagner is survived by his wife of 45 years, Shelia Chism Wagner of Oakland, TN; his daughter, Angela J. Wagner of Memphis, TN; his son, David M. Wagner, Jr. (Erica) of Bartlett, TN; two sisters, Linda K. Roberson of Somerville, TN, Deborah R. Tobey (Bobby) of Memphis, TN; his sister-in-law, R. Karlin Wagner of Cordova, TN; six grandchildren, Braden Jones, Ella Jones, David Hale Wagner, Annie Camille Wagner, Adaline Noel Wagner, Truman S. Wagner; and two nephews, Robert L. Wagner, Jr. (Brandy) of Oakland, TN and Roy D. Wagner (Erin) of Nashville, TN.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, C. Diane Wester and two brothers, Daniel F. Wagner, Jr. and Robert L. Wagner, Sr.
Those honored to serve as pallbearers were Wilmer Thompson, Rudy Doyle, James Morris, D. Hale Wagner, Tim Chism and Garrett Chism. Honorary pallbearers were Dave Harris, Jim Smothers, Bill Hatcher, Paul Searight, Wayne Morrow and John Lawson.
The family requests that memorials be directed to Oakland First Baptist Church, 8695 U.S. Highway 64, Somerville, TN 38068 or the Fayette County Chapter of the American Cancer Society, c/o Christine Parks, 402 Midland Street, Somerville, TN 38068.